Originally Posted by luvmyBlackBeauty View Post
Thank you . I just needed at least one sound post admitting there are people who exploit shortages, etc
Unfortunately I have a greedy BO who is doing just that
Its too bad there are such people who ruin it for others
While it is a possibility, I was only stating that some may be doing it as they do with Gas and other things.
My main post pertained to the fact a few weeks of rain does not alleviate the Hay shortage more than half the country is having.
While in GA we have reasonably priced hay, buy I also see semi truck loads of it heading for other parts of the country, so our prices will be outrageous in the next few weeks too.
Fuel price at 4.00 a gallon have made our prices for hay go up from last year.
Ask around and see what people paid for hay last year and are paying this year, if they are paying 5.00 more a square bale or 20.00 more for rounds, then that would lead to an average cost of 600.00 more for hay than last year, that's 50.00 more per month per Horse, then add the costs of everything else involved with a BO, insurance, fuel, electricity, etc.
I have heard of some paying 10.00 more for a square bale... do the math